Aviation roundup: SIA, Hainan Airlines and American Airlines

Photo credit: Airbus
Photo credit: Airbus

SIA to deploy A380s on London, Hong Kong routes
Singapore Airlines (SIA) will soon deploy its new Airbus A380 on its London and Hong Kong routes, after debuting the aircraft on flights to Sydney last December.

Starting February 16, the aircraft will operate as SQ322 (Singapore-London) on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. And on the London-Singapore sector, it will operate as SQ305 from February 17 to April 5; and as SQ317 on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays with effect from April 7.

From February 18 to April 6, the new A380s will also be deployed on services to Hong Kong, operating on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays as SQ860 (Singapore-Hong Kong) and SQ863 (Hong Kong-Singapore). With effect from April 8, the aircraft are scheduled to operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays as SQ856 (Singapore-Hong Kong) and SQ861 (Hong Kong-Singapore).

Hainan Airlines to begin Shenzhen-Brussels flights
Hainan Airlines will launch twice-weekly services between Shenzhen and Brussels on March 20, 2018. Served by a Boeing 787 aircraft, flight HU759 departs Shenzhen at 12.00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays for arrival in Brussels at 17.30. The return flight (HU760) leaves Brussels at 19.30 and arrives in Shenzhen at 13.50 the next day. From March 25 onwards, flights will arrive at and depart Brussels an hour later (i.e. 18.30 arrival and 20.30 departure).

American Airlines, China Southern enter codeshare deal
American Airlines (AA) and China Southern will today begin their reciprocal codeshare partnership. With the agreement, American Airlines now offers China Southern-operated flights from Beijing to Chinese destinations counting Changchun, Changsha, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Harbin, Nanning, Shenyang and Shenzhen. In turn, China Southern passengers will be able to enjoy AA connections from Los Angeles to Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare, Houston, Philadelphia and Phoenix, as well as from San Francisco to Dallas/Fort Worth and Phoenix.

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